Dubai 13 September, 2012: Sony Professional Solutions MEA (PSMEA) has been appointed by Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) to install two new HD studios in Addis Ababa. The turnkey project with Sony PSMEA equips the government-owned broadcaster with very high quality HD products from Sony, key example being the studio cameras that operate on fibre optic connection (HDC-1400) and a large 6ME HD switcher (MVS-7000X). Sony PSMEA will also be establishing and equipping a new remote studio for ERTA on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. This will also be a turnkey full HD installation.

The new studios will provide ERTA with the ability for producing a wide range of program material from news, interviews to audience participation entertainment production. These studios are aimed to be on air as of early 2013.

Nigel Thompson, Sales Manager, Sony Professional Solutions MEA, added “Sony Professional is delighted to work with ERTA to deliver such high quality equipment and studio production facilities into their broadcast centre in Addis Ababa. Although it is still only the beginning for HD studio production in the region, there is a considerable interest and intent to make the transition to full HD production and eventual broadcast. ERTA and Ethiopian broadcasters in general now seem to lead the way in making this transition and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency as they move ahead in upgrading their broadcast facilities.”

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ERTA advances Ethiopian broadcast services with High-Definition studio installation by Sony Professional

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